NICE has announced that it will restart the publication of non-COVID-19 guidance as the NHS and wider health and care system start to return to normal.
Since mid-March, NICE has focused on the development of COVID-19 rapid guidelines and other therapeutically-critical guidance. NICE has also supported efforts to accelerate patient access to potential treatments and diagnostics for COVID-19.
The first guidelines to be published will be:
- Joint replacement (primary): hip, knee and shoulder (NG157) – published on 4 June 2020
- Perioperative care in adults
- Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis and related severe mental health conditions
- Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions.
The first quality standards to be published will be:
- Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born pre-term
- Renal and ureteric stones
- Decision making and mental capacity.
When deciding which pieces of guidance to publish first, NICE considered the clinical priority of the topic, its stage of development and original planned publication date, and committee availability and staff capacity.
Other guidance will follow, and new expected publication dates will be added to the specific topic pages on the NICE website when they are confirmed.